Trading Spaces, The Osbournes, American High, Frontier House, Survivor, Project Greenlight all nominated for various Emmys.

Trading Spaces, The Osbournes, American High, Frontier House, Survivor, Project Greenlight all nominated for various Emmys.
The Emmy nominees were announced this morning, and six reality TV shows were among the nominees. In the Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Reality) category, American High, Frontier House, The Osbournes, and Project Greenlight will compete against “Taxicab Confessions” and “Trauma: Life In The ER.” (Oddly, American High, which only had one season but aired on both FOX and PBS, won in the same category last year.) In the Outstanding Special Class Program category, both Trading Spaces and Survivor were nominated; they’ll compete against “The West Wing: Documentary Special,” “AFI’s 100 Years…100 Thrills: America’s Most Heart-Pounding Movies,” and the “I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Special.” Finally, Survivor was also nominated in the Outstanding Technical Direction category. The awards will be presented Sept. 14 (the creative arts awards, airing on E!) and Sept. 22 (the major categories, airing on NBC).

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.